Cambridge City Football Stadium Proposal, Sawston

This planning application is yet to be determined. While the PC opposed the proposal along with many residents, Sawston Parish Council have voted to support it in return for a larger community recreation space with better facilities. If the application is granted we should expect more traffic at certain times. The PC will try to make sure as many mitigating measures as possible are included and financed by the development.

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SCDC Local Plan

Following an extensive public consultation the draft plan has been submitted to government for examination in public. A planning inspector will consider both the proposed District Local Plan and the Cambridge City Plan at the same time – a sensible move. Our objections to the proposed housing developments on this side of Sawston remain and will continue to be pressed. One of the landowners has stated that they are opposed to access over their land on the grounds that it contravenes their charitable aims. This throws into question the viability of 200 of the proposed houses. Final decisions are unlikely until 2015.

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Flies 2014

After the horror of last summer the PC, with the local Environmental Health officers, has ensured that the necessary structural improvements to the chicken houses have been made. These should significantly lessen the likelhood of a similar fly plague this year. The situation is being closely monitored. We ask that if anyone notices an increase in flies to let us know straightaway so action can be taken – fingers crossed for a fine, fly-free summer.

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Public Art

A series of wirework sculptures by Lucy Unwin are to be sited along the riverside walk between the church and the weir this Spring. The sculptures are of local wildlife and have been funded by the Babraham Research Campus. The planned improvements to the path in this area will make this short walk a delight. You can see Lucy’s work at www.lucyunwinsculptures.com

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Broadband

You may have noticed a new phone cabinet near Jonas. This is to bring a fibre optic cable to the village in advance of upgrading the Sawston exchange. When the work is completed our broadband speeds will improve dramatically. The work has made a mess, which will be rectified, but will be worth it in the long run. No date has been announced but it should up and running later this year.

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Rubbish and Recycling

Our District Council collects our rubbish and recycling. They regularly win awards for their (and our) recycling efforts.

For guidance as to what goes in what bin and for more details, including what happens to it all, have a look in the latest South Cambs magazine or visit the South Cambs website – Which bin?

Recycling and Waste Collection calendar
If you are not sure which type of rubbish is to be collected this week, either look on the calendar in the South Cambs Magazine or visit their web site SCDC Recycling

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